Tim Worthington Presents... Some Stuff About Jazz, Folk, The BBC Radiophonic Workshop And Play Away

Here's a collection of recent highlights from my new website; because if you're reading this, you're probably not reading that. And missing out on the likes of...

All Its Wonder To Know - a look at where the original version of I Was Made To Love Magic by Nick Drake has disappeared to, and why it deserves to come back.

Opening Theme, Two Bands Of Incidental Music And Closing Theme - the history of the soundtrack to mid-seventies Children's BBC near-future thriller The Changes. You can also hear me chatting to Samira Ahmed about The Changes here.

If You're Feeling Happy, Tap Your Feet - there are tons of officially released versions of the theme from Play Away, and none of them quite match up to what you would have heard on screen. This is a ridiculously comprehensive guide to all of them. And don't forget that Top Of The Box, my book about every single released by BBC Records And Tapes (which also looks at The Changes) is still available from here.

Listen Here - Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller's compilation Jazz On The Corner is one of the best compilations I've heard in a long time and is full of exciting stuff from all genres and definitions of 'jazz'. I have a go at explaning why.

And don't forget to have a look around at the rest of the site while you're there - there's plenty of other new articles you might have missed, and more editions of Looks Unfamiliar. And more coming soon! Including lots of extraneous uses of the word 'and'!

Top Of The Box - The Story Behind Every BBC Records And Tapes Single is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here. And there's several other books to choose from here...

Looks Unfamiliar #21: Darrell Maclaine – The Russ Abbot’s Madhouse Cosplay Kit

Looks Unfamiliar 21 – Darrell Maclaine

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. Joining Tim this time is designer Darrell Maclaine, who shares his hazy recollections of Carols At Christmas by The Greater Manchester Police Choir Featuring The Cast Of Coronation Street, FunFax: Disguise And False Identity, Rubik’s Clock, The Brennan JB7 Advert, The VTech Master Video Painter and The Children’s BBC Broom Cupboard 1996 April Fool’s Day Hoax. Along the way we’ll be debating whether the Chief Constable Of Greater Manchester was Paul Morley or Phil Spector, contemplating the legend of Patrick Bossert’s Rubik Elves, learning how to fake having a limp by having a limp, and discovering how to hide your copy of True Identity on VHS in plain sight.


You can find more editions of Looks Unfamiliar here.

Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose.

Support Looks Unfamiliar by buying one of Tim's books! There's more about Rubik's Magic in The Camberwick Green Procrastination Society, available in paperback here, from the Kindle Store here, or as a full-colour eBook here. And there's several other books to choose from here...